Celebrating Black Joy: 1990's House Party Still Holds Up Over 30 Years After Its Debut
On Queue Points' latest episode, the hosts revisit the classic Reginald Hudlin film House Party.
How often do we get to see unwavering Black joy and love on film? It’s a rare occurance that, even today, isn’t always shown in pop culture earnestly.
1990’s House Party was a break in the, mostly white, era of teen movies. The film, a tour de force for hip hop culture, showed a generation of Black movie goers diverse depictions of themselves on the big screen.
Good news: the film still holds up today!
They were joined by special guest Jordan Clark, a comic book writer and co-host of the podcast White People Won’t Save You. The fellas discussed the impact of House Party on hip hop culture, highlighting its representation of teenage life and high school expectations.
They analyzed how the film broke through as a landmark mainstream movie for hip hop, leading to the release of other successful films in the era. They offered their thoughts on the movie's historical context, the characters, and their impressions of the recent movie reboot (Spoiler Alert: they don’t like it).
The lively discussion explored the significance of House Party in Black teen cinema and hip hop culture, making it a must-listen episode for any fan of the movie and its impact.
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